Maryland vs Duke

Scheyer helps make Coach K a winner in 1,000th game at Duke wire reports

DURHAM, N.C. -- Mike Krzyzewski's 1,000th game at Duke ended like so many others before it: overwhelmingly in his team's favor. With results like this, it's no surprise that he doesn't plan on slowing down.

Jon Scheyer scored 22 points and No. 8 Duke marked Coach K's milestone with a 77-56 rout of Maryland on Saturday in a matchup of the Atlantic Coast Conference's top two teams.

Brian Zoubek had 16 points and 17 rebounds for the ACC-leading Blue Devils (21-4, 9-2), who dominated from start to finish and at both ends of the court, shooting 41.5 percent and holding Maryland 25 points below its season average.

"Obviously, it's an honor to play" in a game of such significance for Krzyzewski, Scheyer said. "But after that, we're in first place -- that's the main thing."

Greivis Vasquez scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half and Cliff Tucker added 12 to lead the Terrapins (16-7, 6-3), whose late run couldn't make up for going 7 early minutes between baskets. They were 2 of 13 from 3-point range.

"We weren't really in sync, and you cannot do that here," Maryland coach Gary Williams said. "You have to be really ready to play, and everything has to go your way ... and we didn't play well enough."

From Art Heyman to J.J. Redick, roughly 100 former players, coaches and staff members returned to Cameron Indoor Stadium to celebrate a double milestone for Krzyzewski. On his 63rd birthday, he became the eighth Division I coach to reach four figures at one school. He's 781-219 in 30 seasons at Duke, with three national titles and 10 Final Fours.

"I could not have had a better place to coach," Krzyzewski said. Describing its high standards, he added that the school "was more of who I want to be. I'm not saying I'm like Duke, but I want to be like Duke."

After the final horn sounded, he was presented with a framed Duke No. 1,000 jersey, the players pulled on T-shirts adorned with Krzyzewski's silhouette and the Cameron Crazies sang Happy Birthday to him.

"When you think of Duke basketball, you think of Mike Krzyzewski," Williams said.

Nolan Smith had 14 points and Kyle Singler finished with 10 for the Blue Devils -- who have won four straight, six of seven overall and 40 in a row at home against unranked teams.

They have rarely been tested at Cameron this season -- 14-0 with all but one of the victories coming by double digits.

"We really want to protect our home court, and that's something that, outside of my freshman year [2006-07], is something that we've done since I've been here," Scheyer said. "It's something this year that, as an older, veteran group, you really feel that much more pride in wanting to not lose at home."

This time, they held off a late charge by Maryland and kept control throughout against the second-place Terrapins, the last visitors not named North Carolina to win here when they did it in 2007 when Vasquez was a freshman.

Duke has won all six meetings since then, though in his final visit to one of college basketball's most inhospitable arenas, Vasquez recovered from a rocky start and nearly clawed Maryland back into the game.

He scored nine consecutive points during a 10-0 run, hitting a jumper to pull the Terrapins within 54-44 with 9:26 to play. Duke responded with a reverse layup by Singler, two free throws by Smith and a three-point play by Scheyer to stretch the lead to 61-44.

That came after Vasquez was held without a point for the opening 16 minutes, prompting the Crazies to chant "scoreless" at him. By the time he hit his first basket -- a floating jumper at the 4-minute mark of the first half -- the Blue Devils already were up by double figures for good.

"If you can stay in front of him, make sure he knows you're in front of him at all times, you can guard him," Smith said. After halftime, "he just started to attack more. ... You can never hold a scorer down for long."

Duke, which beat the Terps by 41 in last season's visit, looked well on its way to another easy win by reeling off 15 consecutive points during the early 25-6 run that put them in control.

Zoubek, a 7-foot-1 senior making his first start of the season, was effective in doing the dirty work underneath for the Blue Devils, with Krzyzewski calling him "the difference." One impressive individual effort pushed him into double figures in two stat categories and gave him his first double-double of the ACC season.

Singler missed a 3-pointer 3 minutes into the second half, and Zoubek broke unimpeded down the lane and dunked the rebound to make it 48-26.

After the game, Krzyzewski refuted rumors that the New Jersey Nets were interested in him, first saying the team has not contacted him before cracking a few one-liners.

"The guy's Russian, right? You think he'd hire a Polish guy?" Krzyzewski quipped in reference to Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian billionaire and the Nets' prospective buyer.

Then, he added with a laugh: "No one's contacted me, and if they do, I think 'nyet' would be easy for me to say."

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Maryland (16-7)243256
Duke #8 (21-4) «403777
MD:Greivis Vasquez 17 Pts
MD:Greivis Vasquez 7 Reb
MD:Greivis Vasquez 4 Ast
DUKE:Jon Scheyer 22 Pts
DUKE:Brian Zoubek 17 Reb
DUKE:Nolan Smith 6 Ast

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Brian Zoubek
Greivis Vasquez
Maryland Terrapins
G. Vasquez, G337-121-274417
E. Hayes, G313-72-21308
L. Milbourne, F271-60-03032
S. Mosley, G242-60-04224
J. Williams, F243-90-17036
C. Tucker, G-F245-132-220212
D. Gregory, F210-33-43023
A. Bowie, G81-40-04112
J. Padgett, F81-10-03012
J. Choi, FDid Not Play
S. Goins, CDid Not Play
E. Levent, FDid Not Play
D. Pearman, G-FDid Not Play
Totals 23-618-1134101856
Duke Blue Devils
K. Singler, F384-140-061110
J. Scheyer, G366-127-831122
N. Smith, G355-144-426414
L. Thomas, F261-32-43204
B. Zoubek, C227-102-2171316
M. Plumlee, F172-43-43127
M. Plumlee, F111-20-04022
A. Dawkins, G100-30-01000
R. Kelly, F31-20-00002
J. Davidson, G20-10-00000
S. Curry, GDid Not Play
O. Czyz, FDid Not Play
S. Johnson, FDid Not Play
C. Peters, GDid Not Play
Totals 27-6518-2239121377
Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Michigan St.10-820-1550
Ohio St.7-1117-1590
Penn St.6-1215-18101

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Carolina14-433-75
Florida St.12-626-914
Notre Dame12-626-1023
Va. Tech10-822-1148
Miami (Fla.)10-821-1242
Wake Forest9-919-1439
Georgia Tech8-1021-16106
NC State4-1415-17141
Boston College2-169-23219
Other games
Mich St 65 Final
PSU 54
LSU 69 Final
Missouri 62 Final
Baylor 64
Butler 70 Final
PROV 81 Final
Indiana 55 Final
Wisc 83
N Iowa 59 Final
RI 56 Final
Temple 78
UNLV 58 Final
Nebraska 51 Final
Texas 91
Iowa 40 Final
Purdue 63
AF 48 Final
BYU 91
Colorado 51 Final
K-State 68
Iowa St 59 Final
Kansas 73
GT 64 Final
Wake 75
Tenn 62 Final
Kentucky 73
N Mexico 68 Final
Utah 65
S Diego 65 Final